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Kelly Sain

Kelly is the Director of Educational Technology in Boulder Valley School District.

As an award winning educator, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, and motivates students to learn. She draws from many diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor and a district K-12 technology leader. She has a long history in staff development, focusing on integrating technology into teachers' curriculum and classroom so that students create, investigate, connect and learn via digital environments.

She has connections through professional learning communities by serving as a board member for Innovative Education Colorado (InnEdCO) and a Co-Chair for the planning committee of ISTE 2016 and Co-leader of TLF (Technology Leadership Forum). Kelly is also the recipient of the CALET Outstanding Technology Administrator Award 2015.

She consistently presents at several national and local conferences including ISTE, Rocky Mountain Google Apps Summit, CASE, National School Board Conference, and TCEA. She has also hosted district level professional development in order to create engaging professional learning communities for all stakeholders. She emphasizes putting the digital tools into students hands so they are publishing for authentic audiences while addressing the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills:

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You can follow her on Twitter @kjsain or LinkedIn


Rae Ciciora

Rae is the District Cataloger in BVSD.

She earned a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2011. In 2012 Rae assisted with the implementation of a centralized integrated library system, which allows libraries to share resources and catalog records.

Before starting work as a para-educator at BVSD in 2003, Rae has had experience in interpersonal communications (BA from CU Boulder, 1989), US Army National Guard Signal Corps, data management in a telecommunication company, and running an infant/toddler daycare home.

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Read and follow her blog, Rae-diant


Zoe Midler

Zoe Midler is the Digital Literacy Specialist for BVSD. 

Zoe is an evangelist for meaningful integration of technology at all levels of education. As an Information and Learning Technology (ILT) Director and Teacher-Librarian in the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) and Google Certified Innovator, Zoe worked with stakeholders to successfully implement programs and initiatives designed to foster technology infused, student-centered learning environments characterized by discovery and collaboration.

During Zoe’s tenure in the SVVSD, she built a modern library/information and technology hub, collaborated with teachers to embed digital fluency and information literacy skills into instructional practices, directed all aspects of a 1:1 computer program, managed a Google Applications for Education (GAFE) deployment, and provided edtech training and professional learning experiences for all members of the learning community.

Zoe has a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois and M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is an endorsed K-12 librarian for the state of Colorado, and has presented at numerous state and national conferences including GAFE Summits, Internet@Schools track of Computers in Libraries, the Texas Library Association, and Classroom 2.0 Live!

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Shauna is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. Before joining the Ed Tech team, Shauna worked for over 13 years as an educator in California and Colorado. She began her education career as a fifth grade dual immersion teacher, made the transition into secondary instruction as a high school Spanish teacher, and also had the opportunity to teach undergraduate Spanish classes at the university level. As a Spanish teacher at Boulder High School, Shauna successfully implemented a blended learning model and 1:1 Chromebook program; she also designed and led several professional development trainings in GAFE, Schoology, and Web 2.0 tools.  As a BVSD Technology Contact, leader of her school Technology Committee, and member of the 21st Century Cohort 3.0, Shauna has developed a real passion for educational technology and strives to incorporate the 4 C’s into education (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking). 

Shauna obtained her B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
BCLAD Teaching Credential from San Diego State University, and M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has presented at several conferences such as Innovation Education Colorado, Rocky Mountain Google Apps Summit, the Southwestern Conference on Language Teaching, and various PD sessions for Boulder Valley School District.

Please contact Shauna at and follow her on Twitter @ShaunaPolson

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Jared is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District.

As a Spanish teacher for nearly a decade, he focused on the effective integration of emerging technologies in order to support student learning and create immersive experiences.  Even in his teaching role, Jared represented his department and school on various technology committees, worked as a Google Ninja for BVSD, and conducted numerous PD training sessions for his fellow colleagues.

Jared is excited to share his lifelong passion for technology and experience as a classroom teacher, and looks forward to working with the BVSD community on a larger scale.

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Ming Scheid

Ming Scheid is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. After completing her Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology, she knew that she wanted to help other teachers leverage technology to help them improve their work, efficiency, and effectiveness. Armed with years of elementary school teaching experience combined with expertise in instructional design, she has developed and implemented several professional development sessions on GAFE, Schoology, Blended Learning, and Web 2.0 tools. In addition to instructing at the community college level, Ming is a Google Certified Teacher, Levels 1 & 2, an Apple Certified Teacher, and completed the EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leadership Certification. Ming is excited to bring her experience, knowledge, and technical skills to support the district’s technology goals.

Please contact Ming at or on Twitter at @mingaling13

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Lynn Gershman

Formerly a secondary  Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1;1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer.  

Lynn characterizes her goals this way; “My objective is grand; to reform education in the US through technology use. It is my belief that technology itself will not change the face of education, but that this moment in time, where teachers are willing to examine and augment their practice with technology, is what will revolutionize the way we teach and the way we learn.”

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